Grow Appalachia

 

          

 

                                                                                 

 

Exciting things are happening in the garden, even though winter is upon us.  We are ordering our seeds, and gathering folks for the Grow Appalachia gardening program.  Folks are starting to map out their gardens, and our community college garden is working on a new greenhouse.  Others in our community are working on high tunnels, and still others are starting a pocket garden for the first time.  Growing fresh vegetables is a great hobby for all ages, and whether you have a sunny window spot, or a 10 acre farm, we would like to share our love of gardening with you.  There are lots of good information to be shared, and also grants that are available.  Come by for a howdy, and lets see what grows.

Tammy Ball

Grow Appalachia Director

 

 

Our goals are:

  • Teach sustainable organic gardening techniques that are environmentally friendly
  • Provide information on the most current and cost effective ways of cooking and preserving food to maximize nutrition
  • Encourage participants to develop garden plans that utilize the most efficient use of space with an emphasis on vertical gardening, succession planting and four season planting techniques to maximize crop yields
  • Distribute seeds, plants, soil enhancements, hand tools and soil testing to participants as needed
  • Demonstrate through home visits and the teaching garden at the Mission how to implement the techniques taught
  • Connect with the local Farmers Market and produce stands to introduce income potential for participants
  • Partner with local groups to create community gardens for private use or as an outreach to local food pantries

 

 Your in-kind donations and/or willingness to volunteer to assist with the program are always appreciated. In so doing, you partner with us in continuing the work to transform lives and build an agricultural infrastructure that will assist in alleviating hunger and provide income opportunities for families in the Appalachian area for generations to come.

 

Contact Tammy Ball at Tammy@stvincentmission.org for more information or call 606.886.2513